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Noir Play Scripts for Schools

The Bottom of the Lake

by Steven Stack

Who lies at the bottom of the lake? An awesome combination of ghost stories, urban legends, teen issues, absurd comedy, and film noir, all in a single play!

  • About 70 minutes
  • 2 M + 12 F + 2 Any Gender
  • Multiple Locations
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 39 pages

Dead Men Don't Carry Handbags

by Allison Williams

Real life and fiction collide as radio show detective Steve Powell finds himself in the middle of a hot handbag case in cold blood. Will his fake detective skills win the day?

  • About 25 minutes
  • 9 M + 5 F, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

Dead Men Don't Do Radio Plays

by Allison Williams

Put together a SFX crew and bring the radio sounds to life.

  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 59 pages

Dead Men Don't Jaywalk

by Allison Williams

A dead body jaywalks in front of radio-star-turned-movie-star detective Steve Powell. When a lady friend gets the blame, Steve puts himself on the case.

  • About 25 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 F, Doubling Possible
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools

The Fried Kobassa

by J. Robert Wilkins

A girl-heavy wacky camp comedy that centres on some missing luncheon meat.

  • About 40 minutes
  • 2 M + 9 F
  • Simple Set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 30 pages

A Lighter Shade of Noir

by Patrick Derksen

A fabulously funny and high styling take on film noir.

  • About 75 minutes
  • 4 M + 5 F + 16 Any Gender
  • Simple set
  • Recommended for High Schools & Middle Schools
  • 62 pages

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